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Emergencies and economic recovery

Regional Development Victoria (RDV) supports a range of collaborative activities before, during and after emergency events, as defined by Victorian emergency management arrangements. As a recovery support agency, we assist economic recovery as part of a whole of government effort.

Following significant disruptions such as natural disasters and the COVID-19 pandemic, RDV works alongside partners including Agriculture Victoria and Small Business Victoria to support the recovery of businesses and resilient local economies.

Recovery resources

These guides are available only online, providing links to support related to COVID-19 and bushfires, and general information including health and personal support, financial and legal support, accommodation and housing support.

Current emergencies

If you require information about a current emergency you should visit the VicEmergency website or call the VicEmergency Hotline on 1800 226 226.

Emergency support services

These services are available for 24/7 support:

  • Police, Ambulance, Fire Brigade
    Phone 000
  • Lifeline
    Phone 131 114
  • SuicideLine
    Phone 1300 651 251